|Rolling Calf Sinfonette - Earliest Recordings (and Other Curiosities) [wh005] - C.P. McDill|
A fine document of select tracks from earliest and later session, spanning RCS's recording history beginning in 2002 to the end of 2003. Eclectic instrumental grooves, a pleasure to hear. This is a collection of tracks made before and after the work that went into Don't Mind if I Do. Overall, less intentionally whimsical than the other album, more focused on instrumental grooviness, and still there is something --odd-- about this album...
Keywords: Instrumental; Pop/Funk; Plunderphonics; Sound Art; Laidback Electronica
Downloads: 5,527 (1 review)
|mystified - Cavern Of Tile [treetrunk 016] - mystified|
Combining phonography and longform ambient genres seemed like a good idea, and I especially wanted to work from a piece I did with Stephen Philips, "Texture One" (2005, Webbed Hand Records). Namely, I wanted to use glurp sounds, or sounds created by water. All of the many sounds in this longform piece are 100 percent harvested and created at my apartment. One of the predominant sounds is actually a brewing device malfunctioning...
Keywords: phonography; glurp; longform; ambient; field recording
Downloads: 2,049 (1 review)
|mystified - Screams In Space [treetrunk012] - mystified|
Drawing from horror film score experience, a fascination with noise, ambience, illbience, samples and generative music, mystified has created this interesting EP.. Imagine if, rather than the cheesy strings, the early '50's science fiction movies were scored using pots and pans, sheets of steel, and actual sounds from outer space-- sounds emitted by the earth, by Jupiter, and other strange sources...
Keywords: Ambient; Experimental; Fractal
Downloads: 1,711 (1 review)
|Various Artists - Fractal Diner 3 [treetrunk011] - Various Artists|
"Fractal Diner 3" is part of a continuing series of Treetrunk Records compilations based on fractal and generative music. The purpose of this and similar compilations is to highlight artists' uses of different programs and means for music creation. Four artists are represented on "Fractal Diner 3". Each wrote music using different composing techniques. Image-based generation and several fractal / generative programs were used, as were other means.
Keywords: Experimental; Ambient; Fractal
Downloads: 6,006 (1 review)
|Mystified - Felon [enrmp050] - Mystified|
Ambient album by American project Mystified.
Downloads: 5,548 (1 review)
|Various - Radure 3: Oltreumano [wh074] - Various Artists|
Webbed Hand Records presents the audio release of a multimedia project curated and compiled by Marco Lucchi (who has two previous releases with us). This work brings together some notable talent in the areas of phonography, ambient and experimental music, as well as in poetry and film. Here is Marco Lucchi's introduction to Radure 3: Being third part of the project "radure" (music and creative philosophy), is dedicated to the oltreumano theme...
Keywords: Electronic; Experimental; Electroacoustic; Ambient; Soundscape
Downloads: 19,253 (1 review)
|Akashic Crow's Nest - Rain 2 [wh076] - C.P. McDill|
The second soothing dreamscape by Akashic Crow's Nest employs ACN's characteristic generative textures plus additional ambient samples to sculpt a smooth and restful atmosphere to lull the brainwaves into a relaxed state. The ACN sound is distinguished by the use of an image synthesizer (pictures are translated into sounds) to produce most of the auditory elements used in its compositions. Very peculiar but often remarkably musical and uncannily magical...
Keywords: ambient; dreamscape; drone
Downloads: 2,131 (1 review)
|K.M. Krebs - The Jade Furnace I [treetrunk017] - K.M. Krebs|
Treetrunk is proud to present a whimsical and intelligent set of generative pieces by K.M. Krebs. "The Jade Furnace I is the first in an undetermined number of albums that will be released on Treetrunk Records. The name is derived from a Taoist alchemical metaphor that denotes the space in which the great work of alchemical transformation takes place. I have always felt a very strong resonance between the process of creating music and the symbolism and metaphors of alchemy...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; soundscape
Downloads: 12,197 (1 review)
|Mystified & Others - Fractal Reflections [wh063] - Mystified|
The indomitable Mystified has teamed up with some artists of his acquaintance to assemble this mix of unusual ambient works, based around a series of samples generated by programs that convert fractal information into sound files. "The pieces originated from fractal midi. "High Sun" is a fractal piece converted to .wav with very little interpretation. The piece was created using the program "Gingerbread"...
Keywords: Ambient; Experimental; Abstract; Electro-organic; downtempo
Downloads: 6,076 (1 review)
|Marco Lucchi - Some Perfect Curtains [wh075] - Marco Lucchi|
Webbed Hand Records presents another release of a multimedia project composed by Italian avante-garde sound artist Marco Lucchi. Here is Marco Lucchi's introduction: some perfect curtains is a sort of anthology of my latest work it shows my love for the audio scores (no only the music) of films they are kind of movies without images (well, sometimes with images...) and they are some very acousmatic works they are ending or opening titles of imaginary films too and they "promote" me as a composer...
Keywords: experimental; performance art; poetry; electronica
Downloads: 7,496 (1 review)
|Akashic Crow's Nest - Shells [treetrunk010] - C.P. McDill|
Akashic Crow's Nest, a recording project of C.P. McDill, utilizes images as the source material for its distinct sound. First, very long pictures are created using Photoshop. Sometimes they are hand-drawn, and sometimes they are cut from photographs and subjected to effects and other manipulation. They are saved as very long and narrow bitmaps, and then loaded into a program that reads the hues and values of the image, one row at a time, from left to right, treating the picture as a sort of "pia...
Keywords: Experimental; Ambient; Fractal
Downloads: 1,888 (2 reviews)
|Marco Lucchi - I found an - insoluble, indefinite - ear [wh059] - Marco Lucchi|
This long-form ambient piece is a collaboration of Marco Lucchi with his son, Dario. Marco handles the electronic parts, and Dario contributes improvisations on his French Horn. The work as a whole warmly illustrates the idea of "repetition with variation" as familiar motifs rotate but there are changes. "I found an - insoluble, indefinite - ear" was recorded as it was performed. In real-time, in Marco's home studio...
Keywords: Easy Listening; Meditative; Down beat / Chill; Electroacoustic; Ambient; Soundscape
Downloads: 2,389 (2 reviews)
|Djinnestan - Rain 3 [wh077] - C.P. McDill|
A third Rain-themed longform ambient composition by Djinnestan. Perhaps still in a forest, but now at the banks of a stream, with wisps of fog, chirping crickets, the moon, and other mysterious nocturnal elements. This CD-length work creates a nice acoustic mood for meditation or sleep. It is recommended that you play it at low volume, as it is meant to be listened to peripherally, not directly. Personnel: C.P...
Keywords: ambient; dreamscape; experimental
Downloads: 3,656 (2 reviews)
|C.P. McDill - Anthology 1 [wh073] - C.P. McDill|
C.P. McDill - Anthology 1 (1993-2005) [wh073] Anthology 1 (1993-2005) Webbed Hand Records' first release of 2006 is an anthology of recordings by the label's founder, C.P. McDill. This selection represents the spectrum of his sound art projects from 1993 to 2005, excluding the long-form (CD-length) ambient recordings. C.P. McDill's began experimenting with recorded sound in the mid-1980s, but the tapes from that period have unfortunately (or fortunately) been lost...
Keywords: McDill; Webbed Hand; Saluki Regicide; Djinnestan; Ambient; Experimental
Downloads: 19,719 (3 reviews)
|Tribe Of Astronauts - Endless Sea [treetrunk004] - Tribe Of Astronauts|
"The inscrutable Tribe of Astronauts is a collective of varying number. Little can be known about the Tribe of Astronauts because they hide behind digital masks." -- Tribe Elder The Tribe of Astronauts recently contacted Treetrunk Records from the ammonia seas of Jupiter. Forming, on the huge planet, a kind of eternal ocean, the tides of ammonia wash against one another perpetually and savagely. The Tribe has garnered a field recording from their trip to Jove, and has provided Treetrunk with a c...
Keywords: Experimental; Ambient; Fractal
Downloads: 1,024 (2 reviews)
|mystified - South City Spring [treetrunk013] - Thomas Park|
Mystified's acquisition of a recording device has ushered in a new era for the band. Rather than mixing pre-created sounds or sounds created by other artists, mystified has embarked on the delicious task of making his own sounds from scratch-- or, rather, harvesting them from his surroundings, in phonographic style. Using this new device and a cheap microphone (soon to be replaced), mystified has captured through sound collage and direct recording the experience of apartment life in South City S...
Keywords: phonography; field recording; ambient; atmosphere; urban; experimental
Downloads: 5,753 (2 reviews)
|Kaazim Zareb - Miraaya [wh062] - Kaazim Zareb|
Fire up your narghile (hookah, shisha) and settle back for some compelling arabic melodies and rhythms, performed by Kaazim Zareb, by profession a bellydance accompanist, who in this creative departure brings a jazzy improvisational flavor to mellow arabic art music. These tracks were produced and/or remixed by Thomas Park of Mystified and C.P. McDill of Webbed Hand Records. These tracks blend elements of traditional Middle Eastern musical idioms with contemporary electronica mixing style...
Keywords: Acoustic; Electronic; World Music; Middle Eastern; Desertronica
Downloads: 20,284 (2 reviews)
|mystified - Audio Paintings [treetrunk024] - Thomas Park|
In February of 2007, longtime friend / collaborator / painter Sandy Spreitz introduced an idea to me that I really loved. He offered to paint 2 paintings for me, with a total of 4 elemental subjects, and asked for me to write music for the paintings. The first painting was to represent the elements "earth" and "air", the second "water" and "fire". And, while Mr. Spreitz painted his paintings, he promised to listen to music by mystified...
Keywords: ambient; painting; phonography; soundscape
Downloads: 5,206 (3 reviews)
|C.P. McDill - Covert Ecology EP 12.93 [wh052] - C.P. McDill|
An early document has surfaced which exposes some of the roots of the Webbed Hand sound of C.P. McDill. An untitled tape made in December of 1993, then set aside, which somehow survived many moves and purges of belongings. Out of numerous recordings I made in the late 80s - early 90s, this is the only one that wasn't lost. Thanks to the recent acquisition of a mixer similar to the one the tape was recorded on, I was able to finally transfer the tape to digital and give it a proper mixdown and ma...
Keywords: Noise; Experimental; Sound Art; Improvisation; musique concrete
Downloads: 1,462 (3 reviews)
|Akashic Crow's Nest - Fiat Lux [treetrunk002] - C.P. McDill|
Fiat Lux, an outstanding EP by Akashic Crow's Nest, features warm, percolating sounds generated using images. It is hard not to listen to this work and smile. We at Treetrunk bet that this music will stimulate your heart and mind both, so definitely give it a listen. Akashic Crow's Nest, a recording project of C.P. McDill, utilizes images as the source material for its distinct sound. First, very long pictures are created using Photoshop...
Keywords: Experimental; Ambient; Abstract
Downloads: 4,340 (3 reviews)
|mystified - Nocturne [treetrunk015] - Thomas Park|
Music can seem both real and unreal, and its ability to render certain scenarios and situations depends in part on what means are used. One way to add to a sense of "reality" is to use actual recordings of atmospheres-- field recordings. This album, "Nocturne", is a combination of field recordings, phonographic collages, and sample work, created primarily to evoke places and times important to the composer...
Keywords: field recording; phonography; collage; ambient; soundscape
Downloads: 11,614 (3 reviews)
|Happy Elf - First contact [WM009] - Happy Elf|
Happy Elf is the name of multi instrumentalist Jeroen Elfferich's soloproject. He has released 8 albums since 1999. The music of Happy Elf can be labeled as electro, but actually it is much more than that: itÂs pop music made with analogue synthesizers. First Contact is a 4 track cd which gives you an idea of Happy ElfÂs music. The tracks are from the earlier albums Bright Normal Deep and Bingo in the Country...
Keywords: Electronic; Eurodance; Electro; Electropop; Weirdomusic
Downloads: 13,086 (5 reviews)
|V/A - Traditional Robot Music vol.2 [ISC0502] - V/A|
The infinite sector collective brings you the follow up to Traditional Robot Music. Volume 2 presents another selection of artists and tracks delving deep within the genre of experimental electronic music - from contemplative ambience to electronic noise.
Keywords: Electronic; Experimental
Downloads: 27,692 (5 reviews)
|Djinnestan - Kittenhead [wh080] - C.P. McDill|
Kittenhead is the latest long-form (CD-length) production by Djinnestan, departing significantly from the Rain series and Purr. In many ways, it defies easy categorization. It is very ambient, but contains rhythms. It is dark, yet at the same time whimsical. It includes acoustic instruments and vocals, but they have been processed virtually beyond recognition. Nonetheless it is a subtle and pleasant listen...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; dreamscape; musique concrete; drone; experimental
Downloads: 6,272 (6 reviews)